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Thunderbird Randy Onwuasor Submits Name for NBA draft

April 12, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah – Southern Utah University guard Randy Onwuasor will submit his name for the 2017 NBA Draft with the purpose of gathering feedback from the NBA and the intention of returning to SUU for his senior season. Onwuasor will not hire an agent in order to retain his final year of collegiate eligibility.

As the early entrant rules permit, Onwuasor will be able to gather feedback to best prepare himself for his senior season.

“Randy had a tremendous season and continues to work diligently to improve,” head coach Todd Simon said. “Entering his name into the draft without hiring an agent gives him a chance to get feedback from NBA teams in order to continue his self-improvement and ultimately put himself in position to play this game at the highest level. His work ethic and commitment to development is among his greatest attributes.”

A native of Inglewood, CA, Onwuasor finished fifth in the nation in points per game at 23.6 per contest and was third in the NCAA in free throws made. He led the Big Sky Conference in scoring while finishing in the top 10 in rebounding, assists, steals, and free throw percentage.

Onwuasor is the son of Patrick and Lillian Onwuasor. His older brother, Patrick, is a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens.

This past season Onwuasor led Southern Utah to its first ever Big Sky Tournament win with a career high 43 points. 

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